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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

Due to the winter storm, NYC Parks will close this afternoon at 6:00 p.m., effective until further notice. Closures include all parks and recreation centers, and signage will be posted at all parks sites.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Honoring the African-American Experience

Dr. Ronald McNair

Sculptor Ogundipe Fayomi, 1994
McNair Park, Brooklyn
Bronze, pink granite

This artwork depicts physicist and astronaut Ronald McNair, who died aboard the Challenger space shuttle when it exploded in 1986. The bronze portrait bust is set within a pink granite pyramidal pedestal, flanked by bronze relief plaques representing the varied pursuits of Dr. McNair.

Read the Historical Sign for Dr. Ronald McNair monument

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